Game 7: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!


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Rangers at Penguins.


Here we go with another Game 7 thrill ride for/with ya boys, their fifth in the last seven playoff series over three springtimes (they have won four in a row and seven of the last eight Game 7s since ’92.).

And another elimination game for ya boys and Henrik Lundqvist (9-2,  1.35, .955), who can set an NHL record if he wins his fourth Game 7. The Rangers have never come from behind by 3-1 in games (16 opportunities) to win a series. You know that Brad Richards is 6-0 in Game 7s. Did you know that Dominic Moore (Sidney Crosby’s new nemesis) is 7-0, with three different teams, in elimination games against the Penguins?

The Penguins are 1-7 in their last eight elimination games at home, and 2-6 in Game 7s at home. Of course they have also never lost a playoff series to the Rangers.

For the rest of the Game 7 stats, scroll down a few threads. We had them all up yesterday.

Alain Vigneault wouldn’t tip his hand on his lineup, but he rarely if ever changes up after a win, even though he shortened his bench and sat down Derek Dorsett in Game 6. If Dorsett comes out, the logical choice would be for Daniel Carcillo to got back in.

Hope you guys remember to enjoy and appreciate this. Some of you won’t if they lose, and I understand that. But this run of Game 7s and stuff doesn’t come around very often, and surely there have been and will be much worse stretches than this one.

Also hoping, from a personal/professional standpoint that we might have a slew more Go Times!  I honestly have no feel whatsoever for tonight’s game. Complete coin flip. Since my pre-series pick went up in flames in Game 5, I’m going to go 4-2, Rangers.

Anybody got a prediction?


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  1. Stranger Nation on




  2. Stranger Nation on

    4 – 2 NYR; Nash, MZA, McD and BrosHard

    keep us going henk – make it happen!!!!!

  3. I’m going to be in NY in two weeks.

    I’m hoping that I get to see a Ranger game at MSG when I’m there. Make it happen tonight, boys. Take it home.

    No Prisoners. No Passengers.


  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Threeee periods of non stop hockey action comming out way …



    So lets gog gog ogog o gogogoggoo!!


    Greatest team in all sports …THE NEW YORK RANGERS!!!!!!


  5. Coin flip game and we have Hank.
    I like it, I like it a lot.

    LGR !!!

    *Make Some Noise !*

  6. “… we might have a *slew* more Go Times!”

    I see what you did there Carp =)

    This has the makings of a 1-0, 2-1 type of game…in the Rangers favor. Let’s go!!

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    YEAH BABY , shut those unbelievers up and make them BELIEVE!!!! I see a few believers and im liking it!!!!!


    GAME 7


  8. iManny-O-War on

    Switching from Highland Park to Talisket. Hitting the Lagavulin at game time.

  9. iManny-O-War on

    Bought another two bottles today. Bought Laphroag before game 5. Lagavulin before game 6 and Highland Park and Talisker before game 7.

  10. Rooting for the boys from Disney World! Got out of dinner with the in laws for Game 7 tonight. But I’ve missed the first period of the last two games. So I’ll keep that streak alive tonight! Go Rangers!! Enjoy tonight – and hope for the best.

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yes Carp , Iam Pumped!!!!



  12. Let’s PRAY the refs don’t screw up tonight.

    Sorry, misspelled that.

    Let’s PRAY the refs don’t screw US tonight!!

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Lets gog oggog ogoggogogogo!!!!!!


  14. iManny-O-War on

    MSG has some nerve showing YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH after this game.


  15. 27:1

    Surprisingly, it’s gone down. I do however see it going through the roof as we approach puck drop.

    Which is still probably an hour away.

  16. inthearmsofbrianboyle(justwinedition) on

    A tight one.
    Brian Boyle with the GWG.
    Let the words of (the) *Winston* ring in your ears when you enter the ice.


  17. to the padded Safe Room i go….maybe
    if not,
    i’m sure you’ll hear me

    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    awww Eric does that mean ya love me too : )

    Yes buddy we will do this.


  19. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    JR – “game 7. There is no tomorrow. Well, actually there a tomorrow, but today isn’t yesterday, nor is tomorrow today”

  20. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on



  21. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Hank is a big game performer

    MAF is not

    Rangers win game 7

  22. iManny-O-War on

    In this corner, weighing in at 110 pounds and pushing 89 years of age and the recent recipient of a brand new plastic hip, Joseph “Blue” Polaski.

  23. 4generations 4 cups on

    never heard the anthem like that ever. go RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Rangers better win tonight or I’m so done with them for the remainder of the season.

  25. if nash shows up tonight and scores i will forgive him for all past performances

  26. Same refs???? are you hartnelling kidding me!!

    OK, breathe, breathe…please please please pleading please….

    standing down until breaks all…oh the pressure


  27. iManny-O-War on

    God. If we can’t get shots we’re in some trouble here. Have to start playing loose.

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on



    GOAAAAAAAAAL!!!! omgomgomgomg

  29. SIOUXper game by MSL on


    Nice shot!


  30. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “I want to calm MAF by kissing him on the mouth”

  31. I changed my mind….BB!!!!! Who wants to trade him now!!!!!

    Oh, that was so sweet

  32. Stranger Nation on

    Post goal – big shift and Nash turns it over…

    but 3rd/1st line comes to the rescue with an awesome shift

  33. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    that was as epic as hodor picking that guy up off the ground and breaking his neck!

  34. Did I hear Hank holler, as he left the locker room: ‘Just give me one, boys, only need one’

  35. double whammy, rangers scored first and Boyle is the goal scorer, wow!! Can’t make this stuff up.

  36. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Carpy, Boyler scored. He’s now a superstar!!! He’s got stats!!!

  37. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    oh no, if we win we lose a 1st round pick this year!!!! ;)

  38. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Just waiting for the stupid call on Rangers. This reff team is notorious.

  39. so much for goalie interference, pens player practically laying on top of lundqvist as shot blows by the net.

  40. The only thing Richie ever tipped was his dental hygienist, for service above and beyond.

  41. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Hate to say it, don’t feel real confident with the 1 goal lead. Even with Hanka Hanka.

  42. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “I want to kiss discover surprise guy on the mouth”

  43. Stranger Nation on

    sad thing is that guy’s front row seat costs the same as the MSG bar Stool

  44. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    yes but the pens are pretty much throwing everything at us but the kitchen sink. i think we knew we’d have to weather a storm like this but as long as we dont break it’ll give us some chances to counter attack and maybe win this. i cant se hank pitching a shutout tonight boys n girls. we’ll need at least 4 tonight imo

  45. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Rangers are too happy just dumping it in deep. Need some offensive zone time.

  46. Penguins doing what Devils did in ’12, taking away the wall. … which is why they dump it in so often.

  47. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    We have moved a few through the middle. Guess it’s got to be.

  48. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    we obviously are just hanging on right now. this game is one of those where we either start pushing back or its inevitable what will happen

  49. pens really coming on, need lundqvist’s A game here and for a fleury softy to make it 2-0 rangers so the pens can start pressing and taking stupid penalties and get the pens off there game.

  50. After Crosby’s ten-thousandth moan and complaint to the ref, doesn’t that add up to at least one unsportsman penalty?

  51. Lundqvist looks *on* tonight. Still, it’d be a bit harder for the Pens to slip one past him if they’re playing a few hundred ft away in their own zone

  52. Let’s see how long it takes AV to adjust to the Pens taking away the wall and call a timeout (s)

  53. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Sure. Touch 87. Just touch him.

    Although that was the correct call.

  54. I don’t have a problem with that call but it better be called both ways, if not, than I have a big problem.

  55. iManny-O-War on

    Well. Good thing Kreider isn’t on the bench to be passed over for the 4-on-4

  56. 1 good shot from the slot on the PP, unfortunately the shot was shot into Fleury’s bread basket.

  57. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    To hit Crosby in the onions, you’d need a surgeon’s touch.

  58. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Deciding between Grey Goose Martini, very, very dry vs. Pilsner in a nice tall iced glass.


  59. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    i know its redundant, but what the hell is nash waiting for to get going? i honestly would rather him be bought out at this point over richards., at least richie has his moments in the playoffs. i know hes trying and backchecking but you would think his pride would be so hurt by now he’d just say “f it” and just go balls out

  60. Rangers Report @rangersreport

    Is it me, or was that a really quick period?

    it’s you. i just applied for World’s Longest Breath Holding position

  61. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Brassard – “double shift my line coach, I can feel it tonight”

  62. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Mama – me too. But I’m hitting the bong and holding my breath on purpose

  63. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    agreed manny

    matty- go with goose. thats what i’m having. well not goose, its too expensive but i got smirnoff with five alive! yum!

  64. Rangers didn’t play a great period, but still lead after 1. Can’t complain much!!!

  65. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    the period went fast. but, im also buzzing pretty hard,so…

  66. King E3 VI….at least you get something out of it….

    please please pleading please please please…Clear it and give Hank a break…pressure in the zone!!! Come on!!!

  67. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    I am not entertaining any negative thoughts about our players…any of them…tonight. They’re playing like a team, and that’s all good. Nash has had 2 checks and he is killing. Playing some ok ‘d’. It’s ok. It’s all ok if the effort continues like this.

    Go boys!!!

  68. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    i’d pass brassard the puck even if he had no stick. the guy is colonel clutch

  69. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “If I kiss kristopher LeTang on the mouth, it could bring us luck”

  70. iDoodie Machetto on

    They’re going to have to be much, much better if they want to win this game. Pens were Byfuglien flying the second half of that period.

  71. ThisYearsModel on

    Need to come out fast and add to the lead in the 2nd. Cannot kill 40 minutes like a PP against.

  72. Rob in Beantown on

    I bet if you brewed Miller Lite for less than 21 days nobody would notice the difference

  73. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “doc, your eyes are stunning. Let me kiss you on the mouth”

  74. Hard to imagine a more passive period than that one. Second’s got to be better…

  75. iDoodie Machetto on

    I bet 21 days is the minimum amount of time to get the abv up to 4.

  76. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    “That, SIr, is the only thing the Penguis put in the net tonight”

  77. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    ease up Stranger and Rob , Nash puts one home and you will be the fool. Keep it up…

  78. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    1 of those post shot in and it’s a whole different game. Darn. C’mon!!

  79. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    we really couldve used that! why cant our other lines do this?

  80. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    The Flower was so behind Pullout’s shot it was ridiculous. Yes, I’d rather have Hanka Hanka

  81. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    WOW…. if only that would have gone in.

    We can’t give to many of those away.


  83. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – ” I need to go suck on kristopher leTang’s fingers

  84. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Fleurie has no idea where the puck is. He’s for the taking boys!!!

  85. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    how long did they expect to play like this and stay ahead?

  86. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    You seen that coming when the shot wasn’t even tried to be block from the blue line.

  87. Stay calm and carry on…..I can’t even imagine what it must be like to be Hank’s brain tonight….

  88. “You can ask Kristopher Letang, it actually reached center ice. I’m going to need new pants, Doc.”

  89. I had a bad feeling that the 2 post the rangers hit would come back to haunt them and it came back to haunt them.

  90. If kreider would have seen the puck on that forecheck

    If hobbit hadn’t lost his man

    If they were playing better

  91. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    nash, its about time now. anytime u feel like getting in the game

  92. Gregm-section403 on

    Rangers getting beaten to every loose puck. They have to kick it up a notch if they want to win this thing.

  93. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    I’m gonna say it’s NASH time!!! MSL time!!! We have STARS, too!!!!

  94. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “I want to put my tongue in Kristopher LeTang’s mouth”

  95. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    now we forecheck?? lol oh this team loves to stress us out

  96. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    We cant hold back , we must not defend . When we hold the blueline and attack…we score. I feel it is up to us what way we want to dictate. Score is tied , time to put one away. Thats what great team do.


  97. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Just, please… not give away any momentum on the PP. Make it work!!!

  98. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    No better off to shoot from your backhand from the blueline.

    He only wants shots on goal.

    If only he was the Power Forward he was 3 years ago.

  99. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    I can’t believe Pen’s get away with Scuderi. He’s worse than Klein.

  100. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Man, they’re pressuring the points, are they not. AV, know what to do???

  101. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    Lets Go Boys.

    Pouliot could have had that had he turned the other way.

  102. You can just hear the disappointment in Pierre’s voice.

    It’s beautiful.

  103. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    Rangers need to keep the pressure on Fluery!

    He is going to crack.

  104. Kenneth? that dude is around again, I thought that tool was tossed from the blog?

  105. iManny-O-War on

    Mrs. Manny noting that Kreider needs Waterboy like motivation before he goes out

  106. Alain Amour on

    Pierre McGuire made no mention of the missed slash by the Penguin on Hagelin in the first period.

    He’s quick to mention a mysterious penalty by the Rangers that was missed.

  107. iDoodie Machetto on

    Remember when the narrative was how bad the Rangers PP is? Because pittsburghs has been way worse.

  108. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “the refs are being paid off…not calling penalties on the rangers. I want to kiss MAF on the mouth”

  109. Nash must be actually hitting hard, that’s the second pen player I’ve seen yip with the puck right before Nash hit them

  110. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    rangers are playing much better now with the lead than in the 1st. thank GOD cuz i was about to have an aneurysm

  111. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    THE KREIDER ….. he doesn’t seem like he is in BEAST mode yet.

  112. Norm, Coos is still in London. While he is happy Richards scored, he remains unimpressed.

  113. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Dirty Niskanen trying to take out Moore’s knees.

    Our team looks good , we are not intimadted by Skid or any other Penguin.

    Game 7 folks…ahhhh Im Loving this!!!!
    Why am I so scared…nervous but we are playing so dominating.

  114. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    sioux- yes they could break this game wide open fleury is shook

  115. That goal would’ve been all on Staal for backing down instead of stepping up and contesting the slow, rolling puck.

  116. Alain Amour on

    Stepan missed the net. He cannot do that in that situation. Led to a near goal that was spectacularly saved by Bjorn.

  117. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – I’d like to hoist my tongue into kristopher leTang’s mouth

  118. SIOUXper game by MSL on

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  119. SIOUXper game by MSL on

    This is killing ME!

    Get it out of there




    The King saves the day!!!

  120. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    hank!!!!!!!!!!!! holy crap talk about a man on a mission

  121. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on


  122. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Where is that troll with the “Hanka Hanka” crapola?

    Anyone got any questions how good this guy is now?????

  123. iDoodie Machetto on

    Have to get through this period with the lead. Cannot, CANNOT give one up late.

  124. terrible shot by stepan, 2 on 1 point blank shot, got to hit the net, don’t get many of those opportunities, got to bury it..

  125. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    I hope we don’t look back to that Step miss of the net on 2 on 1 after this game as a big play.

  126. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Manny, I hate him as much as anyone, but Richards has been solid last two games. Really solid.

    He is actually beating Pens to the puck, if that’s believeable.

  127. Alain Amour on

    When it was tied at 1, Doc and Pierre sounded like they were at Times Square for New Year’s Eve.

    Now, they sound like they are at a funeral.

  128. iDoodie Machetto on

    Pittsburgh really has dominated about 32 minutes of this game. Rangers need to attack in the third. More THE Kreider.

  129. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Booby, Grey Goose martini #2 is my savior!!!! Blue Cheese olives!!
    Can’t beat it!!

  130. iManny-O-War on

    Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on Come on come on come on come on

  131. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Thanks Matty , now lets take the third !!!!

    It is our , lets take the third!!! Bang in some MOORE!!!!


  132. Norm Merton on

    I blame myself. I was likening the repetitive “Marc Andre Fleury” to his superior counterpart “Björn Henrik Lundqvist” and it backfired.

  133. I just don’t hear the biased announcing from Pierre and doc…maybe I’m not listening hard enough

  134. ThisYearsModel on

    Well CARP—the Nash-O-Meter is not looking good through 2 periods. He has 20:00 to do something positive. If they crash and burn, I would not want to be him.

  135. Flippin’ Jones. Calling Nash “inept”?! What a bunch of crap! Nash has been making plays, throwing his body around, playing defense.

  136. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    JR – “if you are winning 2-1 going into the third, you aren’t losing 2-1 going into the third”

  137. Is it just me or does NBC really cover the Rangers for about 2 minutes and the Penguins for 10 minutes between periods?

  138. Norm Merton on

    Make sure, Matty, that you get in your club membership mantra, “I hate him as much as anyone” before allowing that Richards might actually help the Rangers win. In a Game 7, for crying out loud, we get to keep listening to this juvenilia? Let’s Go, Rangers! ALL of them!

  139. iDoodie Machetto on

    Carp, it wasn’t you. Very fast period. Thought the same thing myself.

    And Sally sux.

  140. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “I really want to kiss kristopher LeTang on the mouth”

  141. please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  142. leetchhalloffame on

    Freaking Nash. Even that carcillo has 2 goals in 6 games. What a dog.

  143. iDoodie Machetto on

    I’m stuck Drinking Gatorade after catching Doodie Jr.’s stomach virus.

  144. _Next goal big big big. Right?_

    Either way next goal is Pittsburgh’s advantage, right? Tie game or “dreaded two goal lead”.

    [wank, wank, wank]

  145. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    this is the best ive seen us play defensively and goaltending all playoffs. facing the pens in their building after down 3-1 in the series and up 2-1 with 1 period to go i couldnt be more proud of this team. win or lose. after the dreadful start to the season, i never thought we would even make the playoffs. i hope we can all witness the “impossible” tonight. if not, it was one hell of a season watching and rooting our boys on with u guys night in night out. (pours an ounce of my 40 in honor of carp and the boneheads)!!

  146. Alain Amour on

    There is a Game 7 for the right to play in the Eastern Finals, and some are more concerned with me.

    You are only helping to inflate my ego, if that is possible.


  147. iDoodie Machetto on

    Shero brought in those guys, sure. Who did he bring in on defense, the bottom six forwards, and in goal? Thanks, JR!

  148. Sorry to hear that doodie!!

    I have no clue what the mallard thing is but the ratio is fear/excitement factor I think

  149. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Norm, I’m just minding my own business. I hope you had a nice dinner. I will speak as I please.

    The guy has played well last game and this one, so far.

    No comment after that. I hope he keeps it up. His leadership on the ice has been noticeable.

  150. Doodie,

    Terror : Excitment

    MFP- an organization dedicated to harmony amongst Boneheads for the greater good of all mankind.

  151. Stranger Nation on

    Richie gets some puck luck crashing net and pots one.

    can we get another or is it 20 minutes of torture????

  152. ThisYearsModel on

    Well, it’s nervous time. Seeing as we will play prevent defense the entire 3rd period, it would be nice to get one early so it is not such a freak out.

  153. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    JR – “I’m not sure how to get there but it won’t stop me”

  154. This has been a rally great game. And im proud and to be a Rangers fan. Lets finish them. No heartbreaking third please please please.

  155. Stranger Nation on

    Ex3 – solidarity from the Bush doctor on the left hand side my brutha

  156. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Really do they have to talk about Bielsma’s job, one goal down? I don’t think so.

  157. Norm Merton on

    Irrational loyalty to blue and red laundry, I say! No negative thoughts.

  158. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Oh, and Norm??? That’s the kind of chaos Richards cause on the ice in the defensive zone, OK?????

    Call a spade a spade.

  159. iDoodie Machetto on

    JR: “the penguins really should fire Therrien. The guy has been coaching Montreal the entire second round”

  160. iDoodie Machetto on

    Watch Malkin without the puck in the offensive zone. The guy is so damn good.

  161. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Pierre – “I want to kiss one of these penguins on the mouth”

  162. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    omg i cant watch! please rangers get 1 more i cant take 13 more minutes of this.

  163. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on



  164. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    at least we are almost halfway through killing off this 20 minute pp

  165. There are no two other goalies I’d want standing together in ours right now.

  166. Alain Amour on

    The Rangers cannot continue to rely on Bjorn as they currently are. He is currently playing magnificently. For how long?

  167. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Is this clock on slowdown mode? It’s already been a period hasn’t it? Game over??

  168. Alain Amour on


    Lebron James plays for the Miami Heat.

  169. Alain Amour on

    That was the chance to place a couple nails in the coffin. The mistake by Fleury and the odd man rush.

  170. Norm Merton on

    Anyone Ranger making the diving play to set up the 2 on1 gets credit. Will Richards?

  171. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Penguins are rattled man , they are freakin out!!!!


  172. Norm Merton on

    MSL had that open net — should inspire him the rest of the way. (i hope)

  173. Alain Amour on

    Boyle fell and still created a glorious opportunity. Can the Rangers cash in on one opportunity?

  174. gregm_oldsection403 on

    Big Boy Boyle is doing his job. Great game by the big man. Our other big man is playing a strong game too, but we need him to put the puck in the net.

  175. All I can say us that regardless of how this ends the Rangers deserve this series and this game. Have unquestionably been much better tonight.

  176. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on


    were getting chances!!

  177. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    boyle should never be on the wbm again. the guy is playing his bunions off

  178. The Dead Ghost of Mister D on

    If this goes EN, we better take every semi-sorta-chance at the net to try and get it +2.

  179. The Dead Ghost of Mister D on

    _These icings remind me of Game 5 Buffalo_

    Oh my god shut up.

  180. Alain Amour on

    More mistakes by the Rangers defense, and Bjorn keeps saving their behinds.

  181. The Dead Ghost of Mister D on

    That Drury goal is, by far, the longest I’ve ever spent with my head down on a bar without being asleep. Legit 200 count.

  182. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    Heart attack line.

    I hate it when the Rangers change their game to NOT LOSE the game.

  183. gregm_oldsection403 on

    Another commercial. Thanks NBC. This might actually help the Rangers…it’s slowing things down.

  184. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Carp I can’t believe all the chances the Penguins are giving up , are we that good or are they just that bad? Ive seen so many odd man rushes for us.

  185. The Dead Ghost of Mister D on


  186. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  187. iManny-O-War on

    Can the team please
    Play at HALF HANK? Why is Hank the best ever and everyone else is no effort?

  188. Alain Amour on

    Good decisions to send both teams to the box. I do not want a game 7 decided by a late power play.

  189. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    McD goes to the box for that?


    I’m so sick of their HORN!!!

  190. iDoodie Machetto on

    Eric’s worst nightmare about to come true. Good thing his head probably exploded ten minutes ago.

  191. Torts on the lazy boy surrounded by his dogs, yelling at the top of his lungs for the Rangers to take down the most arrogant organization in the league. woof woof

  192. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS lets gog go gogogogooggo!!!

    LETS DO THIS!!!!


  193. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    Time for an Empty netter :)

    Pull the Flower!

    So Nash can get a goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  194. Braunschweiger on

    HOLY Crap, 20 years later I can say again I am proud to be a Rangers Fan!!!!!

  195. The Dead Ghost of Mister D on


  196. Alain Amour on

    Eastern Conference Finals! Here we come! Bjorn with three straight games of magnificence!

    Doc and Pierre are currently at a funeral.


  197. gregm_oldsection403 on

    Holy moly! after watching this team in game 4, i never thought we would see a game 6! wow

  198. Beating that Arrogant Team Over There With The Two Superstars is worth the first round draft pick.

  199. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" We Love MSL!!!"...says Greg L. on





  200. Alain Amour on

    Alain has already equaled John Tortorella in his first season as Rangers coach.

    Fire that clown.

  201. Lets not forget, THIS TEAM is NOT coming back from down 3 games to 1 vs the PENS. Really???

  202. I for one never cared about giving up that number 1 pick if we got to the ECF. And we did! Awesome!

  203. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    0 Minutes Manny!


    I’m exhausted.

    I’m cracking the SOLID GOLD BOTTLE!

    Hank has to get the HAT!!!!

  204. Braunschweiger on

    1st Philly, now Pitt, F the state of PA….that last gasp is crosby choking

  205. well boneheads, I had the pens in 6, better than some on here, somebody had the pens in 4, talk about negativity but where moving on, LGR’S!!

  206. Wow…I didn’t realize how much Doc doesn’t like to see the Rangers win…He sounded depressed!! LOL.

  207. Alain Amour on

    Bjorn: “I do my part, but they got to do theirs.”

    The team just advanced to the East Finals and that is the leadership he shows. What the *$@$, Bjorn?

  208. Grabby (Blain feel no pain) on

    wait a minute. we advanced to the 3rd round? we lkost our 1st round pick!!!!!!!!!! way to go rangers!! way to blow it!

  209. Norm Merton on

    Richards with game-winning goal in seventh game. Boneheads’ response: crickets.

  210. Maybe cros-dirt should play a little more hockey and run his yap a bit less eh?

  211. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    so a 1st round pick goes to Tampa and the crying towels go to pittsburg.. Thats a good trade

  212. We have a *special* club here boys. Enjoy it. And yes, Alain Vigneault is a really really good coach.

  213. Norm Merton on

    He who shall not be named or fed is such a miserable, unhappy man. Why, Carp, do you keep treating us to this?

  214. Braunschweiger on

    We better win it all cuz Sather just ripped up Richard’s buy out paper

  215. Ranger-on-the-Isle on

    These last two games may be the best I’ve ever seen Hank play. Anybody think he doesn’t steal a game anymore?

  216. Matty"RangersIn5!!!"Boy on

    Wow. Just a great total team effort. Hank was sick. Just sick.

    I challenge Fatso to play that well with that many quality shots on him. Hank is SICK!!!! Great job!!!

  217. Alain Amour on

    8 more wins, Bjorn. Then, you can be The King.

    Boyle was outstanding tonight. He saves his best for the playoffs.

  218. Love you Guys
    Love you Carp
    Love the New York Rangers!!!!

    King stole a series. I for one didn’t think he had it in him. Let’s beat the snot out of the next opponent

    L G R


  219. Shots 32-17 5 on 5. Henrik is all the stars. Kenneth is none of the stars. Henrik is the best. Kenneth is the worst. Henrik is hugs and smiles and sunshine. Kenneth is diarrhea.

  220. iDoodie Machetto on

    Too bad Pierre doesn’t have six fingers on his left hand. Would love for Boyle to avenge his father.

  221. Sioux…. This could get expensive but… Well worth it.

    Unreal game for Hank and the boys…. Great shift changes by AV… So fired up!!!

  222. Hank, Richie, Boyle.

    We did it boys and girls.

    History was rewritten tonight.

    Eight more wins

  223. From a “will I re-die” standpoint, playing Montreal would be so much easier. Prust forever, like other players, Price is awesome, etc. Boston I hate. I hate them more than Kenneth hates attending games that aren’t clinchers.

  224. We have no shot against Boston or Montreal. What should we do this *offseason*?

  225. Ranger-on-the-Isle on

    Hey, Sather’s choice not to buy out Richy. Genius eh?
    (Tongue planed firmly in cheek there)

  226. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    Just plain dumbfounded. What a great win!!!!!

    WOOOHOOO!!! Great job EVERYONE!!!!!!!

    Hate to say it…even …ugh…SATHER!

  227. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. _I’m fine with keeping Richards_

    That’s the equivalent of saying “I love you” after sex(ual intercourse). You’re not thinking straight.


  230. jpg's sister on

    So Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think when I screamed and they won I almost woke up the neighbors’ twins

  231. If Bylsma gets fired, Toronto should eat their stupid new contract for Carlyle and hire him instantly.

  232. You can say it, but it doesn’t make any sense. Nash can be traded. Richards contract cripples the franchise when he retires in three years. Plus you can imagine what he’ll look like the next three years.

  233. rangers now get a well deserved 3 days off to reenergize. I hope tomorrows bruins/habs game goes to triple OT.

  234. Sioux per game 7 WIN!!! on

    Conference Finals.

    Day of Rest!

    Bring on the HABS :)


  235. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    Dolan: ” See, I told you. Best GM in NHL history. Job for life.”

    Sather: “Take that Flip Bondy and the Daily News”

  236. Lundqvist eloquent on the subject of the team game, as was St. Louis the other night. Rip up that Broadway Hat and keep that team game going!

  237. Hoping for the longest game in NHL history for the Habs v Bs game seven. 7 or 8 OT should do it.

  238. there’s no doubt Richards needs to be bought out but I’m afraid because his best buddy St. Louis has 1 more year left on his contract which means sather will keep him for 1 more year.

  239. If Tampa is smart enough to buy out Vinny, we’re smart enough to buy out Richards. For real.

  240. I respect Bylsma going for it with the jacket, but the tie is a horrific mismatch. Ruins the entire thing.

  241. Yeah, Carp, tonight is definitely the night to rip Richards’ season last year. I sense you are not the neutral you claim to be.

  242. Mister D, did you see Jacques Martin’s suit? Need a pinhole projector to look at it safely.

  243. No, Norm. Just pointing out the fact because the revisionist fantasy going around today that he was unjustly benched last spring. I’ve been pretty supportive of him all year. And I did expect him to bounce back.

  244. Czechthemout!!! on

    Wow! Amazing!

    What a tremendous display of heart, guts, the sheer will to win and determination!


    Boyle will never hear a negative comment from me again! Simply brilliant all around play. He and D.Moore have given us a real fourth line that can actually score too.

    Hank is god!

    There are no words!

    Yeah baby!!!!!!

  245. I can’t believe they pulled this off. Not just the game, but the series. Credit to them for coming together.

    They did all this without production from the top players too. Next round is going to be even tougher, but maybe they can surprise me again and pull that off too.

  246. Tommy, Sather can’t keep him for one more year. He’s stuck with him and his recapture penalty if he doesn’t buy him out.

  247. I am exhausted. I was at MSG for game 4, it was one of the worst performances in the playoff’s I have ever seen. I am in a state of shock that they have done this.

    Boneheads, if you want to read an obnoxious piece, read this!

    Here’s his twitter feed, stop by and say hi! ;-)

    Henrik Lundqvist was super human tonight. Can’t wait to read Carp’s review tomorrow with my cup of coffee!


  248. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    All this work and they are only half way there. Wow, the Stanley Cup IS the hardest trophy to win. No doubt.

  249. Gritty gritty win, holy Hank, 4 line effort, great glove on Hank, Staal was stellar, great bench management, only negative I saw was at least four 2 on 1 and missed nets completely and another couple shot at MAF chest. Gotta get better with those chances…….keep riding the Magic Carpet. BTW Carp you were wrong Rangers not 3 rd best in the East…….:) can’t wait for your write up. Keep up the great work. Proud tonight

  250. Dom Moore and Boyle have been *monsters* these playoffs. I want to go on twitter and start #paythe4thline or something.

  251. As much angst I have towards Rick Nash, every single person here better say a prayer tonight that he gets on a roll.

    If he does this could be the year.

  252. Ranger-on-the-Isle on

    Carp, agree on Richie, he truly stunk it up last year and deserved the benching. Decent year this year, but not for what he’s being paid. Still needs to be bought out. Mets said good buy to Ray Knight after WS MVP, same idea here.

  253. Thanks, Carp. I missed that — earlier today, I assume? I wouldn’t have benched him last year, but it was certainly justified if not effective.

  254. Nbc has window at 1 pm Saturday before Preakness scheduled for a conf final game. Question is if Montreal would rangers mont be an afternnoon game. Boston without a doubt.

  255. Carp, didn’t realize richards has to be bought out in the off season. I’m scared sather will do the wrong thing and not buy him out.

  256. agree, eric. Boston-NYR matinee. Montreal would bring a lot of pressure from the Canadian broadcasters for a night game.

  257. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    Can anyone point to any player that didn’t play his role? Anyone questioning Hank anymore? Anyone not want to resign Boyler? Richards, not just the goal, but his leadership? Wow. On and on and on.

    Very special.

  258. Great comeback ..havin a beer to unwind…wanted to see us break thousand comments

  259. Can’t remember last time habs played a home playoff game in afternoon.

    Nbcsn has a game at 8 on Saturday but if kings go seven and play Friday can’t be a west game

  260. Penguins have announced Barry trotz takes over ASAP.

    Blow that freaking team up. Love it. Hate them more then flyers

  261. Can we just all enjoy tonight!!!! LGR….alarm off soon so niters…feeling GRAND!!!

  262. Stranger Nation on

    GWG had THE, Hags and St. Louis on top of crease with a beaut backhand pass to the Rocket Man who ripped it passed flurry.

    do you believe in miracles????


  263. Rangers have momentum going into the next round. Momentum, thy name is Henrik Lundqvist.

  264. “i want to make a difference”

    BBoyle you made a difference big guy.

    Some might say, Hank proved tonight that the big goalie is more important then the superstar forward.

    And finally

    After Game 4, I asked Richards, Nash, and St. Louis to to prove they can be counted on for right now.

    Nash and St. Louis they played well.

    And brad richards scored another big playoff goal. I tip my cap to brad richards for being in the right time, front of the net, and he got the opportunity and he again showed he can hit a spot.

    Good job boys. I’ve been wanting that handshake since the 2008 handshake. You guys handed Cindy his season, lick your wounds boys, eat some humble boy, and always the rangers got you when it counted in the playoffs.

    thank you boys.

    And again, the mantra.

    (WHY NOT US)

    alittle add on for brass

    I say Bring on the big bad bruins

  265. Stranger Nation on

    cannot believe it, really can’t

    that being said, happy to review the prediction thread…


  266. @stevezipay

    Richards, 7-0 in Game 7s: “Never come back from a 3-1 hole; when we won the Cup Finals (in Tampa), that will always be No. 1 but (cont.)”

    Looks like Richards gets to name his son *SEVEN* before Hank. They’ll have to fight over it.

  267. But one question remains: WTF is wrong with Nash? You guys see how he throws his body around? Don’t think he’s afraid to get concussed…so that excuse won’t fly.

  268. I feel like being a Pens fan w/ Crosby is like being a parent. You know (s)he is the greatest thing in the world, but goddammit is (s)he not also the most frustrating thing in the world too when (s)he whines.

  269. ugh my grammar

    to crosby

    “lick your wounds boy, eat some humble pie, and always know the rangers got you when it counted in the playoffs.

  270. _But one question remains: WTF is wrong with Nash? You guys see how he throws his body around? Don’t think he’s afraid to get concussed…so that excuse won’t fly._

    Mister D playing softball theory is a snowball rolling down a mountain these days.

  271. Duguay talking about the personalities of players he’s never met.

    He has met the players.

  272. Sorry if this has been answered already, my brain’s a little fried right now after that game! But if Habs win, do they have home ice, or do the Blueshirts?

  273. Carp
    You are right tonight doesn’t change what the Cap hit for BR will do to this team for so many more years and yes Nash can get a return. Then we have money youth and hope

  274. With nash, its that he is playing the odds in order to protect his head. You can tell by his whole style of play. The places he will, not go, whether he drives the net with the puck or take a shot..

    He’s playing a risk management game. Whatever he can do to help that he doesn’t feel willput him in a vulnerable position, he’ll do. But those risky areas and parts of the game. He won’t do with any regularity.

    And I understand it. But obviously you see this team has big aspirations. He’ll just can’t bring what the rangers need from a guy in his position and salary slot.

  275. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    Don’t minimize Richards’ role in this series win. It’s not just the goal. It’s leadership. Effort. Heart. Look, he’s slow and not steady at defense. But he did lead by example with heart. Give him credit.

    And a carrot.

  276. Thanks Orr, and Carp. Crazy to think that that one meaningless last reg. season game is difference in home ice. Oh well, guess we’ll have to win a Game 7 road game again (since we only win series in 7)

  277. Remember it took Staal about a year to find his game after his concussion. Hopefully Nash is better soon.

  278. Stranger Nation on

    Watching with volume off is key to enjoying these games. don’t need a play by play guy to tell me what I’m seeing. Lord knows they don’t describe any off puck play.

  279. If that were the case, JPP, I’d understand, but … is it really this coincidental that the “safe” plays keep coming in big games? Versus Columbus, for Team Canada, in the playoffs, at some point you wonder if he’s either seriously calculating when to risk his health … or if he’s just a talent content to float until floating doesn’t cut it.

  280. SN, I wouldn’t go so far as saying muting leads to “enjoying” the games, but they definitely make it easier on my cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

  281. bull dog line on

    I want Boston. they are ripe, and beating Montreal, the NHL, and the Refs is to big a task.

  282. Admiral Akbar on

    Richie is the team Captain as much or more than Callahan ever was, I would surmise.

  283. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    So, Carpy, PENGUINS IN 5?????????

    Sorry. Had to bring it up. It seemed so spot on 6 days ago!!

  284. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Richards will be running in the Preakness.


    Great GWG BRich

  285. Stranger Nation on

    Richards played with heart the whole series. If he did that all season long, we would be suggesting they extend him. his compete level was high. I think Nash wants to do well, but he seems slow on his skates and unsure of himself on the ice. hard to watch. If we play the Bees, he might get the flu.

  286. Admiral Akbar on

    Latona – I watched this game on mute as well — I couldn’t deal with Pierre’s hot air and the crowd noise.

  287. Agree about #19. Stepping up in a big way. Still must go, can’t be forgiven for last season but credit to him for “driving the bus”.

  288. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    “Sidney, how do you feel about scoring a goal in the playoffs?’

  289. Nash is not scoring. He’s just winning, kind of like in the Olympics. I don’t think AV’s going to bench him real soon.

  290. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    “Sidney, are you thirsty, by chance? I know someone who can loan you a water bottle.”

  291. Stranger Nation on

    Latona – I did listen during the last 5 minutes to hear the complete and utter disappointment from Doc and Penishead at the end of the game.

    Kritopher the Tang is open for golf next week Pierre.

  292. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    even if the rangers beat the Habs in the last game they wouldn’t have home ice as they finished with less points….no???

  293. Matty"Rangersin5!!"Boy on

    I think it was a logical call and I totally understood it’s genesis. Heck, after game four I totally bailed on them. Who am I to say anything?

    The invoice for round 3 is probably in my box. Geez. No rest for the weary!!

  294. HockeymanRangers on

    Yea Baby got get my 2 cents in. I thought for sure Pierre McGuire was going to jinx us talking about Lundqvist “not going to let anything through tonight”. And he said it multiple times.

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